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March 2, 2004 - Industry News

Smithway Buys 215 International Class 8 Rigs

Smithway Motor Xpress (SMX) has announced it will replace 25% of its fleet with International Class 8 trucks

March 2, 2004 - Industry News

Yellow Roadway Tops Most Admired List

For the second consecutive year, Yellow Roadway Corp has been ranked No. 1 in its industry in Fortune's "America's Most Admired Companies" list

March 2, 2004 - Industry News

Caterpillar Opens Reman Services to Other Firms

Caterpillar Inc. is expanding its remanufacturing business to provide services for manufacturers and customers in industries beyond those Caterpillar currently serves

March 1, 2004 - Industry News

@Road Adds Applications for GPS Mobile Phones

@Road,with headquarters in Fremont, Calif., has introduced @Road TimeConnectSM, an automated time tracking and task management application for NextelGPS-enabled mobile phones

March 1, 2004 - Industry News

Melton Wins OTA’s Top Safety Award

Melton Truck Lines, Tulsa, Okla., has received the Oklahoma Trucking Assn.’s first-place award for highway safety during an awards banquet held last month in Oklahoma City

March 1, 2004 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Dips 2.3% in January

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) said its advanced seasonally adjusted Truck Tonnage Index dropped by 2.3% to 152.2 (1993=100) in January. The decrease followed a revised increase of 2.6% in December to an all-time high level

February 28, 2004 - Industry News

Total Logistic Services Selects Prophesy ShipperMail

Prophesy Transportation Solutions Inc., Bloomfield, Conn., announced that Total Logistic Services Inc. of East Windsor, Conn. has purchased Prophesy ShipperMai

February 28, 2004 - Industry News

Orbcomm Receives $26 Million Investment

Orbcomm, Inc., Dulles, Va., announced it completed a $26 million equity financing from a number of sources.

February 28, 2004 - Industry News

DesCartes Launches RFID Benefits Testing Program

Descartes Systems Group Inc., Waterloo, Ont., Canada, has introduced the Descartes RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Pilot Program to help companies measure the costs and benefits of deploying RFI

February 28, 2004 - Industry News

Averitt Express Selects ViaTrade

ViaSafe Inc., Ottawa, Ont., Canada, has announced that Averitt Express has signed onto the ViaSafe’s ViaTrade Carrier program

February 27, 2004 - Industry News

Volvo Hikes VN Production from 73 to 112 Per Day

Volvo Trucks North America announced it will add a second shift at its New River Valley plant in Dublin, Va., beginning May 17

February 27, 2004 - Industry News

MATS 2004 is Right Around the Corner

The 33rd annual Mid-America Trucking Show gets under way in Louisville, Ky., later this month, with the entire industry focused on March 25 – opening day

February 26, 2004 - Industry News

PLG Acquires LAC Holding Corp. From Penske

Performance Logistics Group Inc., based in Wayne, Mich., and Penske Truck Leasing Co., based in Reading, Pa., have agreed to a transaction that will see PLG acquire 100% of the stock of LAC Holding Corp

February 26, 2004 - Industry News

Transport Corp. of America Installs Security Tool

Transport Corp. of America Inc. plans to ensure the security of its freight management system by incorporating the Contouring Engine into network security at the company

February 26, 2004 - Industry News

Fleetline Products Acquires Hogebuilt Inc.

Fleetline Products, Springfield, Tenn., a leader in spray suppression equipment for the trucking industry, has acquired the assets of Hogebuilt Inc., based in City of Industry, Calif

February 26, 2004 - Industry News

VIP Breakfast Kicks Off Truck World Show

Canada’s National Truck Show has added a VIP Executive Breakfast to the array of industry products and services that will be on display at the International Centre in Toronto April 22- 24

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February 26, 2004 - Industry News

Plan Identifies Best Places for Truck-only Lanes

A new plan suggests that truck-only toll lanes could be built on several long stretches of the nation’s highways, improving road safety by separating cars and trucks while also significantly reducing shipping costs by enabling the use of larger trucks on those interstates

February 26, 2004 - Industry News

Lech Walesa Joins OrderPro Logistics Board of Directors

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OrderPro Logistics, Tucson, Ariz., announced that it has signed an agreement with Lech Walesa, appointing him as an Advisor to its Board of Directors

February 25, 2004 - Industry News

Schneider National Announces Prizes for Top Drivers

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., has announced its 2004 awards, rewards and prizes for Advantage Club drivers

February 25, 2004 - Industry News

AMI Leasing Joins EPA SmartWay Partnership

AMI Leasing and Fleet Management Services of Worcester, Mass., has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership, a national partnership to reduce greenhouse gas and other emissions from ground freight transportation.

February 25, 2004 - Industry News

Kenworth of Birmingham Opens 40-bay Facility

Kenworth of Birmingham has opened Alabama's largest, state-of-the-art truck dealership covering 92,000 square feet in two buildings on 10 acres. It replaces a 33,000-square-foot facility

February 25, 2004 - Industry News

Iteris' Lane Departure Warning Orders Up 75%

Iteris Inc. said year-to-date sales of its Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) for the commercial truck markets have increased 75% compared to the same period last year

February 25, 2004 - Industry News

Intermec Offers RFID Seminars

Intermec Technologies Corp., Everett, Wash., announced it will host two educational summit

February 24, 2004 - Industry News

International Hands Longterm Contract to Modine

Modine Manufacturing Co., Racine, Wis., has been awarded a major contract with International Truck and Engine Corp., providing all its power train cooling systems starting in 2007

February 24, 2004 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Sales Up 34%

Sales of Class 8 trucks rose 33.9% in the United States last month, totaling 11,275 units

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